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This experience spooked me badly, but I thought it was just an apparition born of fear and self-loathing and booze and loss of blood. But then everywhere I went I had the feeling that a little cat was following me, wanting me to reach down and pick it up, wanting me to open the door and let it in. But I knew what would happen: you let a cat in one time, give it a little milk and then it stays forever.Whether she's writing about airplane turbulence, bulimia, her "feta cheese thighs," or consulting God over how to parent her son, Lamott keeps her spirituality firmly planted in solid scenes and believable metaphors. As a result, this is a richly satisfying armchair-travel experience, highlighting the tender mercies of Lamott's life that nudged her into Christian faith. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This book is very dog-eared with much of it underlined or highlighted.
Lamott's response, I think, powerfully demonstrates that the church, and God's love, is big enough for all of us, even those of us who struggle along our path.
One can't help but come to love this child of God, and everyone in her life.
As someone in a spiritual quandary right now, I often found myself scouring the bookshelves for authors about faith. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Audrey
To another reviewers "point" this book would be a bit shocking to those who follow a more traditional Christian doctrine. (Lucky for me….. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Terrie Lynema
This was my second copy of the book. Gave my first copy to a friend. I love Anne Lamott's writings!Published 19 days ago by Linda Gale
Helps us to see the moments of grace in the craziness of our ordinary lives. Healing because LaMott shines a light for us through some darker passages of Life.Published 22 days ago by LK
Great Book! I learned a bunch from Anne. Well thought out and presented material.Published 23 days ago by J. R. Steele
If you have a son or daughter, or just a good friend, who is something of a wild child—and you want to bring them to Jesus—there is no better book to give them than Anne Lamott’s... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dan Krotz